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After allowing four third-period goals a week ago in the RBC Center to Philadelphia, the Carolina Hurricanes were relishing a second chance to try to solve the Flyers.
The Canes didn’t fare any better this time around, falling 3-1 Wednesday night on the heels of a 6-3 loss to
“They’ve played well against us, and in our building,” said Cory Stillman. “We’ve given them opportunities and they’ve scored timely goals.”
“We need to get back to the basics – go work hard, play hard, skate and have fun,” said Stillman, who now leads the Canes in scoring with 30 points. “When you’re coming to the rink with smiles on your faces and you’re winning hockey games it’s easy. We’re digging holes for ourselves and trying to come back. It would be nice to score two goals, have a lead after one and see how we work off it.”
The Hurricanes had chances in the final four minutes when Glen Wesley drew a penalty and Cam Ward was out of the net for an extra attacker over the final 1:44, but couldn’t get another puck past Martin Biron, who made 40 saves.
After starting 6-1-3 to bolt to a big lead in the Southeast Division, the Canes are just 7-8 in their last 15 games heading into the
“I was surprised our record is that good,” said captain Rod Brind’Amour. “I thought it was a lot worse than that. What’s going on? They outfought us for a couple of pucks in front of our net and we can’t have that happen. And we’re not scoring enough goals. When you’re not scoring it puts more pressure on the little plays. Right now we don’t have any room for error.”
“Things don’t seem to be dropping right now,” added coach Peter Laviolette. “At times the power play looked a little stale, a little too much positioning instead of just flowing. When you are in one of those ruts its time to start throwing more pucks at the net and get more traffic at the net. Most of the goals aren’t pretty goals scored in this league. Look at some of the ones they got tonight.”
Scott Walker returned after missing 17 games with a torso injury, playing 14:26 on a line with Matt Cullen and Ray Whitney. But
“I didn’t think it was easy out there,” Laviolette said. “
Derian Hatcher gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead early in the second when he poked at the puck in the crease four times before it trickled under the pads of Cam Ward. The score came four minutes after the first power play of the game went to
The Canes finished with just seven shots in five power plays.
NOTES: Rod Brind’Amour played in his 500th game in a